How do Colors Influence our Sense of Taste?

A box of nine French macarons in different colors and flavors

  Can you taste colors? Nope. But can you guess the taste in relation to the color you see? Yes. We all expect what food tastes like depending on its color. And when color is off in a certain food, our brain tells us that something is different, too. Long before it’s … Read more

Who was Phineas Gage?

A cabinet-card portrait of Phineas Gage

  It took 13 pounds of iron and an explosion to bring the world to the modern era of neuroscience. Thanks to Phineas Gage, a railroad worker who survived a terrible brain injury at work in 1848. While the doctors and his friends expected him to die, Gage still became able to … Read more

Does Chewing Gum Help You Concentrate?

A woman blowing bubblegum

Many people are of the view that chewing gum offers several benefits. One of them is concentration. It is argued that chewing gum helps increase focus and allows individuals to concentrate more on the task at hand. Over the years, several studies have been carried out, and researchers have tried to find … Read more

Schizophrenia is NOT Multiple Personality Disorder

  “Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.” –Vittorio Gassman Most people erroneously believe that schizophrenia is the mental disorder characterized by alter egos, or multiple personalities. This is probably because of simple linguistic confusion, … Read more